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Old 11-01-2016, 08:56:51 AM
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I found the Tony T TC newbies belt pulley test on an earlier thread yesterday and decided to try it. Low gear had almost a full turn, high had less than a half and reverse had less than a half. Considerably less with the clutch engaged, i'll have to evaluate all that in the coming months. I wondered how this all panned out on concrete as sometimes i caught myself moving the tractor a tad. Anyways, i noticed the clutch is much like an L Case, and NO mice in the housing. The barn cats hadn't done thier job keeping the mice out of the cooling system as uncle Dan had left the upper hose casting unbolted on the front of the head, somehow the mice themselves had laid down on the job of populating the clutch housing.
Moisture got into the head and barely rusted the valves on two cylinders.
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Looks like the bracket at the end of the governor could use replaced. I'm thinking may need to fabricate a replacement. The inner arm is broken.
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That pivot bracket seems to be broken on many of these. I need a couple of them. They are pot metal and not a very good alloy. Most don't weld very well and I weld lots of pot metal pieces. I'm going to investigate having some re-cast in aluminum or bronze.
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I would be interested, i can fab up a good piece, even out of aluminum if i have to, ive been working with aluminum for a long time. I thought steel would be an option if it was light enough.
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That pivot bracket seems to be broken on many of these I'm going to investigate having some re-cast in aluminum or bronze.
Phil...If you have new ones made I need one for sure for the 20-35.

Russ...the visuals of your governor tell me that you will be making some pieces. I have a hard time believing that it worked at all with the modifications that were made to it. There must be no spring left on the inside.
Operation wise the Twin City governor would be similar to the stock 15-30 McCormick Deering units. They only governed at the rated engine rpm ie wide open throttle.
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The other thing Tony T mentioned on an earlier thread was drawbar inspection. Yessir, this one is bent and worn. Lugs had been replaced with ones that do not fit completely, some are on where they hang over the side of the rim a bit. The right front wheel has the inner edge worn thin from the plow furrow, yep, this one lead a plow around many hours.
I patched the fender together several months ago just so it wouldn't hang loose for now.
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Forgot the pictures.
Check out how many different positions the air cleaner stack had on the hood.
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Other than the governor the fuel system on this tractor appears relatively unmolested which doesn't provide an easy explanation for the extra holes in the hood. The air cleaner is a TW554A which is correct for this serial number range when the Holley carb is used. The only piece I see missing is the tin cover for the cast iron heat stove that surrounds the air horn.
The fender looks quite a bit better.
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Maybe it just needed a replacement hood and what you have is just what was available.
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Other than the governor the fuel system on this tractor appears relatively unmolested which doesn't provide an easy explanation for the extra holes in the hood. The air cleaner is a TW554A which is correct for this serial number range when the Holley carb is used. The only piece I see missing is the tin cover for the cast iron heat stove that surrounds the air horn.
The fender looks quite a bit better.
It had a McCormick Deering air cleaner 'fitted' on it when Uncle Dan bought it, seems like that happened to several others iv'e seen. Uncle found that air cleaner somewhere, his memory is slipping lately.
The carb needs bushings and shafts pretty badly, looks like that would be a good winter project when i'm waiting on someting else.
I drained the oil last night, as i said before Dan said he had it running a while back and i found it had VERY clean oil in it and saved most. It didn't look like he pulled the pan and cleaned it though, something i will sure do as the oil system will need flushed and i'm going to remove the pistons.
I have yet to find the oil capacity, i saved 14 quarts and wasted one or two.
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